"The Rainbow Superman": Lois Lane discovers that whenever she opens her locket, energy from within causes Superman to glow in the varying colors of the rainbow. The locket contains a small fragment of a meteor that Superman recently destroyed on one of his adventures. Once Lois closes the lo
Appearing in "The Rainbow Superman"
- Professor Jason (Single appearance) (Final appearance)
Synopsis for "The Rainbow Superman"
Lois Lane discovers that whenever she opens her locket, energy from within causes Superman to glow in the varying colors of the rainbow. The locket contains a small fragment of a meteor that Superman recently destroyed on one of his adventures. Once Lois closes the locket however, Superman returns to normal.
That evening, Clark Kent and Lois have dinner together. Clark grows nervous as Lois begins fondling her locket. He knows that if she were to open it, the meteor energy would cause him to glow like a rainbow again, thus exposing his secret identity.
To further protect his secret identity, Superman secretly sprays the Daily Planet office with a special chemical, which causes everything to glow like a rainbow whenever Lois opens her locket. Since everyone is experiencing this bizarre manifestation, Clark's secret identity is secure. As the sun goes down, the effects of the meteor rock wear off and Lois' locket (as well as Superman) returns to normal.
Appearing in "The Man Who Was Clark Kent's Double"
- Robin Hood (Single appearance) (Mark Benton/Ronald Van Horton)
Synopsis for "The Man Who Was Clark Kent's Double"
The small town of Hadley boasts their very own adventurer, the noble hero known as Robin Hood – a mysterious man who robs from the rich and gives to the poor. Lois Lane investigates the rumors of this Robin Hood character and travels to the town of Hadley.
While working on the story, Lois meets a man named Mark Benton. Mark Benton bears a strong resemblance to Clark Kent, and Lois finds herself suddenly attracted to him. Like Clark, Mark maintains a duel identity. Lois discovers a domino mask in Mark's pocket and realizes that he is the one perpetuating the Robin Hood rumors. Mark opens up to Lois and reveals that his real name is Ronald Van Horton. As a soft-hearted millionaire, Ronald uses his vast wealth to finance his Robin Hood crusade. Realizing that he has betrayed Lois’ trust in him, he breaks up with her.
Appearing in "Lois Lane and the Babe of Steel"
- Professor Winston (Single appearance)
- Superbaby's super-booties
Synopsis for "Lois Lane and the Babe of Steel"
While investigating a story, Clark Kent discovers that the Smallville orphanage possesses a pair of invulnerable baby-booties that he had been wearing when he first arrived on Earth. Fearing that these strange items might pose a threat to his secret identity, he travels backwards in time and switches places with himself when he was Superbaby.
Superbaby returns to the present era and comes under the care of Lois Lane. Lois attempts to take care of the toddler, but Superbaby's playfulness causes Lois no end of frustration. Superman eventually returns from his time-traveling expedition, having recovered the Kryptonian baby booties. He sends Superbaby back to his normal time period.
- This issue is reprinted in Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane Archives Vol. 1.
- "The Rainbow Superman" was reprinted in Superman (Volume 1) Annual #8.
- "The Man Who Was Clark Kent's Double" was reprinted in Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane Annual #1, and Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane #99.
- Lois Lane appeared last in Superman (Volume 1) #122. Following the third story in this issue, she appears next in Action Comics #242.
- Superman appears next in World's Finest Comics (Volume 1) #95.
- Jimmy Olsen and Perry White appear next in Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #30.
- Professor Jason last appeared in Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane #1. This issue is his final appearance to date.
- This issue is not the last time that Superman will have trouble with meteor-laden lockets. In the 2003 WB television series, Smallville, Lana Lang possesses a locket containing a fragment of Kryptonite meteor rock. Teenager Clark Kent grows ill whenever he is within a few feet of the locket.
- Although the Robin Hood presented in this issue is not the true Robin Hood, the original Robin Hood is in fact a character in DC's Silver Age history. Robin Hood was featured in a series of back-up stories in Brave and the Bold (Volume 1).
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Links and References
- Lois Lane article at Wikipedia
- Lois Lane article at Supermanica
- Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane series index at the Grand Comics Database
- Lois Lane series index at Mike's Amazing World of DC Comics